Joining Gov. Jay Inslee, cooperating state agencies and federal partners, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, attended an agreement signing yesterday to establish the Advisory Council on Inter-Jurisdictional Regulatory Collaboration (ACIRC). Continue reading
Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, has been appointed to the Interim Task Force on Washington Waters by House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen, and will serve as co-chair with Rep. Derek Stanford, D-Shoreline. Continue reading
The Washington State Department of Transportation has created a toll lane from an existing HOV lane on I-405 and is restricting use to vehicles with three or more passengers. Rep. Mark Harmsworth says the new lane restrictions are a disaster. He was interviewed on KVI Radio in Seattle by John Carlson. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 23, 2015 CONTACT: Kevin Shutty, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7252 Rep. Drew MacEwen named legislator of the year by local educators Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, Continue reading
Rep. Gina McCabe, the prime-sponsor of the “Travis Alert Act,” is the guest speaker at Children’s Village Thursday, Sept. 24, where she will discuss the proposed legislation.
The “Travis Alert Act,” House Bill 2287, would assist first responders in emergencies in identifying those with autism or other disabilities.
Children’s Alliance specifically applauded Walsh for playing a key role in the passage of the Early Start Act during the 2015 legislative session. The act improves early learning and child care requirements and objectives, while increasing transparency between providers, families and the state. Continue reading
Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, has been appointed to the Washington State Gambling Commission. The commission is a limited-jurisdiction, statewide law enforcement agency responsible for gambling licensing as well as the enforcement and regulation of gambling. Continue reading
Twenty-sixth District state Reps. Michelle Caldier, R-Port Orchard, and Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, have sent a letter to Bremerton School Board President J. David Rubie regarding the school district’s investigation of Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy for praying on the field after football games. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 17, 2015 (Re-posted) CONTACT: John Sattgast, Senior Information Officer/Broadcast Coordinator – (360) 786-7257 Rep. Liz Pike seeks public input, review on state’s Growth Management Act, environmental regulations Continue reading
A treatment and rehabilitation center slated to be built in the Woodmont neighborhood of Des Moines is receiving some backlash due to the building site’s close proximity to a school and residential neighborhood. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 15, 2015 CONTACT: Kylee Zabel, Public Information Officer, (360) 786-7031 Harmsworth appointed to IT Project Oversight and Budgeting Task Force Rep. Mark Harmsworth, R-Mill Creek, has Continue reading
Let’s reform Washington’s most regressive tax By Rep. Drew Stokesbary for The News Tribune When the Washington Supreme Court released the historic McCleary decision in 2012, it ruled the state Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14, 2015 CONTACT: John Handy, Communications Director – (360) 786-5758 Statement from Rep. Terry Nealey on today’s state revenue forecast The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 14, 2015 CONTACT: Kevin Shutty, Public Information Officer – (360) 786-7252 Rep. Drew Stokesbary welcomes new YMCA to Sumner Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, says he welcomes Continue reading
In this update, I discuss two recent Supreme Court rulings and what they mean for K-12 education and take a moment to reflect on 9/11. Continue reading
Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, talks to Dave Bernstein on KPQ’s “It’s Your Turn” program about several state issues, including: his selection to an interim task force on water; a proposal to add a $1 fee to concert tickets at the Gorge to help the community deal with injuries and overdoses of concert-goers; the state Supreme Court decision to nullify state charter school funding; and efforts to come up with a bipartisan agreement related to levy reform and school funding. Continue reading
The decision by the Washington State Supreme Court to invalidate charter schools may have been influenced by campaign contributions from the Washington Education Association, says Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg. Manweller was a guest on the Dori Monson Show on Seattle’s KIRO Radio. He called the decision “checkbook justice.” Continue reading
Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is the recipient of the ACT for America National Security Eagle Award. Shea accepted the honor during the anti-terrorism group’s annual conference in Washington, D. C. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Continue reading
Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, has been appointed to the Interim Task Force on Washington Waters by House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen. Dent, who also serves as assistant ranking member on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, joins four other House Republicans appointed by Kristiansen.
Rep. Matt Manweller has been appointed to the Interim Task Force on Washington Waters by House Republican Leader Dan Kristiansen.
The committee was established in the capital budget legislation passed by the Legislature in the third special session in June. The task force will be looking at three areas: storm water, flood control and water supply infrastructure in the state.